Probate courts supervise addressing a person’s debts and distributing assets after he or she passes away. There are two ways of handling probate in the state of Florida:
The law provides summary administrations for estates that are worth less than $75, 000 or the decedent died two or more years ago. Estates that do not meet these criteria, and even some that do, are subject to formal administration.
The formal administration process serves to inspect debts and assets very carefully. Estates that undergo formal proceedings often require the attention of a probate lawyer.
At Every, Stack & Upchurch, our attorneys act as guides for the decedent’s personal representative. The personal representative, named in the will, has a duty to provide estate information to various parties. We also provide personal representative services to our clients when necessary.
A qualified personal representative will receive Letters of Administration that grant him or her authority to handle the probate affairs:
Even the simplest probate proceeding may face disputes. The lawyers of Every, Stack & Upchurch have spent their legal careers involved with estate planning law. We provide the assistance you need, whether it is as an advisor or a personal representative.
Call our office to speak to a lawyer about an existing or pending probate court proceeding. We also invite you to learn more about our estate planning services.